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Criterion Collection Announces July 2017 Additions, Including Tarkovsky’s ‘Stalker’ and Bresson’s ‘L’argent’

17 April 2017 2:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Summer 2017 is shaping up to be quite the exciting season for The Criterion Collection. In May, the library will welcome cult favorite “Ghost World” and recent Palme d’or winner “Dheepan,” while June finds Kenji Mizoguchi’s “Ugetsu,” Hitchcock’s silent classic “The Lodger” and Sam Peckinpah’s controversial “Straw Dogs” joining the club. Criterion has now added its July 2017 additions to their summer slate, and they include movies from auteurs like Tarkovsky, Rossellini and Bresson. Below is the complete list of July additions, with descriptions provided by Criterion.

Read More: The Criterion Collection Announces June Titles: ‘The Marseille Trilogy, ‘They Live by Night,’ ‘The Lodger’ and More

Stalker” (1979) – Available July 18

Andrei Tarkovsky’s final Soviet feature is a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic postapocalyptic landscape, and a rarefied cinematic experience like no other. A hired guide—the Stalker—leads a writer and a scientist into the heart of the Zone, »

- Zack Sharf

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4 Must-Watch Films If You’re About to Graduate College and Feel Lost as F*ck

31 March 2017 5:52 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

A cinematic guide to confronting postgrad malaise.Fox Searchlight Pictures

It’s getting to be that time of year where if you listen closely, you can hear millions of parents asking soon-to-be graduates about their plans for the future. Transitioning out of an academic setting can be tricky. And with it comes a very specific kind of funk; a strange and aimless limbo aggravated by the dreaded…so — now what?

I’ve heard that millennials are adult babies and back in the day dinosaurs walked uphill both ways and payed for their entire tuition with the quarters they earned selling lemonade during the summer. Which is to say: the financial and social pressures shouldered by recent graduates are very real existential threats. Thankfully, small comfort though it may be, the disenchanted former student has more than a few cinematic role models to choose from. The postgrad film, older sibling to the high school coming-of-age-movie, concerns »

- Meg Shields

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‘Silicon Valley’ Season 4 Trailer and Poster: Is This the End of Pied Piper?

29 March 2017 11:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It just doesn’t get any easier for the Pied Piper team. After innovating the middle-out algorithm and surviving Hooli’s latest attempt to destroy them, it appears the “Silicon Valley” crew are turning against one another in the upcoming season of HBO’s essential comedy. Daniel Clowes (“Ghost World”) has designed a poster for the show, and a new trailer is available. Both can be found below.

Read More: ‘Silicon Valley’: Mike Judge and Cast Tease Next Season at Comic-Con

Season four appears to begin with the revelation that Richard (Thomas Middleditch) is quitting Pied Piper, the company he founded. Among the highlights of the trailer: Erlich (T.J. Miller) mansplaining the concept of mansplaining to two women, a surprise appearance by Haley Joel Osment and literally everything Jared (Zach Woods) says and does. The entire main cast is returning for season four: Middleditch, Miller, Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Silicon Valley’ Season 4 Trailer and Poster: Is This the End of Pied Piper?

29 March 2017 11:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It just doesn’t get any easier for the Pied Piper team. After innovating the middle-out algorithm and surviving Hooli’s latest attempt to destroy them, it appears the “Silicon Valley” crew are turning against one another in the upcoming season of HBO’s essential comedy. Daniel Clowes (“Ghost World”) has designed a poster for the show, and a new trailer is available. Both can be found below.

Read More: ‘Silicon Valley’: Mike Judge and Cast Tease Next Season at Comic-Con

Season four appears to begin with the revelation that Richard (Thomas Middleditch) is quitting Pied Piper, the company he founded. Among the highlights of the trailer: Erlich (T.J. Miller) mansplaining the concept of mansplaining to two women, a surprise appearance by Haley Joel Osment and literally everything Jared (Zach Woods) says and does. The entire main cast is returning for season four: Middleditch, Miller, Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, »

- Michael Nordine

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Review: "Wilson"

26 March 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

by Spencer Coile

Daniel Clowes struck gold in 2001 when he wrote the screenpay for Ghost World, an adaptation of his graphic novel of the same name. Telling the story of self-identified outcast Enid (Thora Birch), his first screenplay toyed with themes pertaining to isolation, the dissolution of friendships, and lots and lots of teen angst. It was relatable and altogether melancholic, but importantly-- it all worked. Drawing from his own work (no pun intended), Clowes pulled together some all-too-familiar film tropes, and managed to subvert them in thoughtful and oftentimes amusing ways. After a return to the screen with another adaptation of his own work, Art School Confidential in 2006, Clowes layed low, working primarily on writing/drawing and short films. He's back with Wilson, now in theaters, pairing with The Skeleton Twins director Craig Johnson, for another foray into the hilariously damaged human spirit »

- Spencer Coile

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Daniel Clowes: Trump's America is like the cynical comics I drew back in the 90s

25 March 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

As the comic writer’s fantastically misanthropic work Wilson hits cinema screens, he talks about grief, Ghost World and surviving in Trumpland

Hey, Daniel. What was it like making a movie without Terry Zwigoff, who directed Ghost World and Art School Confidential, but isn’t in charge for Wilson?

With Terry, I was very much there the whole time in kind of a Coen brothers-ish scenario. We were bouncing ideas off each other and it felt fairly collaborative – for this one, I had decided I really had not enjoyed that process. I really like hanging out with Terry, we have fun together, but the actual process of making the movies was not at all fun for me. After the last one I thought, you know what, I’m just going to do what I do, write the script, hand it off and see what happens. My whole goal with this »

- Sam Thielman

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Wilson – Review

23 March 2017 9:24 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

 

This week sees another comic book adaptation arrive at movie theatres, while the Lego Batman and Logan are still pulling audiences in at the multiplex. Ah, but this film is not another superhero slugfest (we’ll have three more of those from Marvel Studios, and two from Warner/DC by the year’s end). No this comes from the “upper classes” of illustrated narratives, those “serious and somber” graphic novels (kind of a “highfalutin'” moniker). Several prestige flicks have been based on such books, like The History Of Violence and The Road To Perdition (both earned Oscar noms). The “graphic artist” (hey, I’ll bet he’d prefer cartoonist) behind this new film is no stranger to cinema. Matter of fact, this is his third feature-length movie adaptation. The first was my personal favorite flick of 2001, the quirky Ghost World (no ectoplasmic apparitions, but a teenage Scarlett Johansson). Five years »

- Jim Batts

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‘Wilson’ Review: Woody Harrelson Lightens Up a Dark Daniel Clowes Character

23 March 2017 4:48 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Loneliness looms over “Wilson,” adapted from the graphic novel by Daniel Clowes (“Ghost World”) by Clowes and director Craig Johnson (“The Skeleton Twins”). In an early scene, it literally hangs over Wilson’s (Woody Harrelson) head as he walks past a movie theater showing Vittorio De Sica’s 1952 classic, “Umberto D.” In that sorrowful, Italian neo-realist masterpiece, the elderly Umberto is the embodiment of loneliness, and suffers a near thorough destitution, his only salve the companionship of a pet dog. Wilson, Umberto’s toxic heir, has a dog, too, but his loneliness is self-imposed: Wilson is an obnoxious jerk. Not that you’d know. »

- Dave White

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Will Overpower ‘Power Rangers’ and Other Openers

23 March 2017 10:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

How big will Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” be?

Continuing to forge ahead after its record-breaking opening gross last weekend, the live-action remake should outgross three new releases by about 150 percent. It’s unfair to judge any of the new titles against juggernaut “Beauty,” which has already amassed $206 million (unprecedented for pre-May) in its first five days domestic, $428 million worldwide. This weekend “Beauty and the Beast” looks to fall somewhere in the $80-100 million range and should hit a staggering $300 million in its first ten days.

This makes it hard for any newcomers to make much impact.

Read More: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Is a Technological Marvel, But for Its Actors, the Challenge Was Daunting

Lionsgate’s $100 million reboot of “Power Rangers” will easily outpace Sony’s latest outer space adventure “Life” as well as Warner Bros.’ remake of 1970s California Highway Patrol TV hit “Chips.”

After three straight »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Daniel Clowes On Adapting His Graphic Novel: Wilson - Interview

23 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

For nearly thirty years, Daniel Clowes has been at the forefront of San Francisco’s second wave of underground cartoonists, first making waves with his anthology comic, Eightball, which ran for fifteen years. One of the many serialized comic stories in that comic was Ghost World, which was turned into a popular indie movie in 2001, directed by Terry Zwigoff and starring a very, very young Scarlett Johansson.

Five years later, Zwigoff and Clowes reteamed for the comedy Art School Confidential, also based on an Eightball story, and around the same time, Clowes shifted away from Eightball to writing and drawing stand-alone graphic novels.

One of those graphic novels was 2010’s Wilson, which Clowes has now adapted into a movie starring Woody Harrelson as its cantankerous title character, who goes on a quest to reconnect with his ex-wife Pippy (Laura Dern), and find their now-teen daughter Claire (Isabella Amara). It’s »

- Edward Douglas

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Power Rangers Won’t Give Beauty And The Beast Much Trouble -- The Weekend Warrior

23 March 2017 7:25 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out. 

So we’re going to try something different this week, because the Weekend Warrior has been getting a little long in the tooth, and we’re worried that our busy readers may prefer shorter and more concise pieces. We’ll give this a try over the next few weeks and maybe I’ll write a little more when there’s a bigger movie opening.

How Will Power Rangers and Two Other Movies Fare Against Disney’s Beauty and the Beast?

This past weekend, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast reigned supreme with nearly $175 million--over $20 million more than my prediction (ouch!)--and even with a substantial drop this weekend, it’s unlikely that any of the three new movies will be able to »

- Edward Douglas

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'Wilson' Review: Woody Harrelson Nearly Saves Sentimental-Crank Cringe-Comedy

22 March 2017 6:11 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Woody Harrelson is the life of this party, based on the graphic novel by Daniel Clowes, the indie-comics legend whose work has inspired one film landmark in 2001's Ghost World (forget Art School Confidential). Wilson is not in that movie's league by a long shot, though you couldn't imagine a better interpreter of Clowes' world than Harrelson. That mischief in the actor's eyes keeps us intrigued by the film's title character, a neurotic grouch who rails against the Internet and other plagues of the modern age. Wilson also hates people – his main enjoyment, »

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"The Vampire Diaries: Ghost World"

21 March 2017 8:22 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage, images and synopsis fom "The Vampire Diaries" episode "Ghost World", written by Rebecca Sonnenshine and directed by David Jackson, that aired October 27, 2011

on The CW:

"...as 'Mystic Falls' prepares to celebrate the traditional 'Illumination Night', the town is invaded by spirits of the dead.

"After a particularly violent encounter with an angry spirit, 'Damon' asks 'Bonnie' to find the reason behind the ghosts' surprising power.

"'Elena' convinces 'Jeremy' to use his connection to the other side to help her find a new way to reach Stefan, leading Jeremy to a terrible choice.

"Finally, 'Alaric' discovers a long-hidden clue to the past..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Vampire Diaries: Ghost World"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Judy Greer: Making Wilson With Woody Harrelson And More!

21 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

For almost twenty years, Judy Greer has been one of the busiest actresses in every medium, whether it’s appearing in popular comedies like 13 Going on 30, Oscar fare like Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, or even unrecognizable as the ape Cornelia in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and its upcoming sequel. Maybe Greer’s largest pop came when she was cast to play Will Arnett’s cross-eyed secretary Kitty Sanchez in Mitch Hurwitz’s popular show Arrested Development, and for the past few years, she’s also provided the voices for a couple characters on the popular animated show Archer.

Either way, it’s unlikely you haven’t seen Greer in hundreds of movies or TV shows over the years, as she keeps very, very busy, and yet somehow, despite that busy schedule, Greer has found time to put together a book and make her directorial debut with a comedy starring Common. »

- Edward Douglas

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Ranking Amazon's 2017 Spring Pilots: The Good, the Bad and the Genuinely Wtf

20 March 2017 7:44 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Another season, another batch of Amazon pilots – it's the gift that keeps on giving. In the spirit of a true democracy (feel free to add your own cynical popular-vote joke here), the streaming service will offer up a number of first episodes for maybe-possibly future shows. The audience gets to decide what series should get full orders. You may get the next Transparent; you may get a burning pile of trash. Regardless, it's the viewer who gives these would-be TV classics the thumbs up, thumbs down, or sideways-thumbs-across-the-throat gesture. You »

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The Criterion Collection Announces June Titles: ‘The Marseille Trilogy, ‘They Live by Night,’ ‘The Lodger’ and More

15 March 2017 4:01 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Marcel Pagnols’ Marseille Trilogy, Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog” and Nicholas Ray’s “They Live by Night” are among the new titles joining the Criterion Collection this June. In addition, Kenji Mizoguchi’s “Ugetsu” and Sam Peckinpah’s “Straw Dogs” are being upgraded in new Blu-ray editions. More information below.

Read More: The Criterion Collection Announces May Titles: ‘Ghost World,’ ‘Dheepan,’ ‘Jeanne Dielman’ and More

Ugetsu

“Having refined his craft in the silent era, Kenji Mizoguchi was an elder statesman of Japanese cinema-fiercely revered by Akira Kurosawa and other younger directors-by the time he made ‘Ugetsu.’ And with this exquisite ghost story, a fatalistic wartime tragedy derived from stories by Akinari Ueda and Guy de Maupassant, he created a touchstone of his art, his long takes and sweeping camera guiding the viewer through a delirious narrative about two villagers whose pursuit of fame and »

- Michael Nordine

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Criterion Now – Episode 5 – May 2017 Announcements, Flash Sales, Wooden Clogs

21 February 2017 10:30 PM, PST | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Aaron is joined by David Blakeslee and Robert Taylor to talk about that massive May haul that Criterion announced, the titles leaving FilmStruck, The Tree of Wooden Clogs, Flash and Target sales, punk rock in the 1970s, and various other Criterion oddities.

Episode Notes

4:00 – May 2017 Criterion Releases

38:45 – Flash Sale Discussion

43:00 – Target Sale

46:30 – The Tree of Wooden Clogs

53:00 – Preview of Upcoming Releases & Misc News

1:00 – Films Leaving FilmStruck

1:06 – FilmStruck including Speed Round

1:16 – Short Takes (Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One, The Uninvited, À Nos Amours)

1:23 – What We’ve Been Doing

1:26 – Piece of Flair

Episode Links Pure Cinema Pod Criterion – Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles Criterion – Othello Criterion – Good Morning Criterion – Dheepan Criterion – Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project 2 Criterion – Ghost World Scott Reviews Tree of Wooden Clogs Trevor Reviews Tree of Wooden Clogs Movies Leaving FilmStruck Criterion Reflections – Symbiopsychotaxiplasm, Take One Wrong Reel 233: »

- Aaron West

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Daniel Clowes Says He’s Forgiven Shia Labeouf, and Donald Trump Is the Reason Why

21 February 2017 4:53 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you don’t know David Clowes from his graphic novels, like “Ghost World” and “David Boring,” you might remember hearing his name when Shia Labeouf was accused of plagiarizing him four years ago. In a new Daily Beast interview, Clowes says he’s forgiven the actor-turned–installation artist — at least for now. The cause of his softened feelings? The fact that they’re both opposed to Donald Trump.

Read More: Labeouf, Rönkkö & Turner’s ‘He Will Not Divide Us’ Finds New Home After NYC Closing

Labeouf’s most recent installation, He Will Not Divide Us, is a 24/7/365 live-stream planned to last the entirety of Trump’s first term. Originally set up in front of New York’s Museum of the Moving Image, it’s now being relocated to the El Rey Theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico after Momi decided that too many conflicts had broken out at the contentious space. »

- Michael Nordine

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Criterion in May 2017: Ghost World, Scorsese's World Cinema Project and More

15 February 2017 7:00 PM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

It's all about the world in May for the Criterion Collection. The company announced their lineup for the month and two titles jumped out at me. Terry Zwigoff's Ghost World is a movie I watched on multiple occasions years ago, when the world was younger. It's told in a simple yet evocative manner that resonated for me at the time, so I wonder what kind of effect it will have on me now. New interviews with the cast are included. The other title is World Cinema Project, which is actually a collector's set of indie films from around the world. Each has been restored, with introductions by Martin Scorsese. Other upcoming releases include Ozu's lovely Good Morning, Jacques Audiard's acclaimed Dheepan, and two versions of...

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The Criterion Collection Announces May Titles: ‘Ghost World,’ ‘Dheepan,’ ‘Jeanne Dielman’ and More

15 February 2017 3:51 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Criterion Collection has announced its May offerings, including “Dheepan,” “Ghost World” and a Blu-ray update of “Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles.” Also joining the Collection are Orson Welles’ “Othello,” a new World Cinema Project collector’s set and Yasujirō Ozu’s “Good Morning.” More information below.

Read More: The Criterion Collection Announces April Titles: ‘Tampopo,’ ‘Rumble Fish,’ ‘Woman of the Year’ and More

 

Ghost World

Terry Zwigoff’s first fiction film, adapted from a cult-classic comic by Daniel Clowes, is an idiosyncratic portrait of adolescent alienation that’s at once bleakly comic and wholly endearing. Set during the malaise-filled months following high-school graduation, ‘Ghost World’ follows the proud misfit Enid (Thora Birch), who confronts an uncertain future amid the cultural wasteland of consumerist suburbia. As her cynicism becomes too much to bear even for her best friend, Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson), Enid finds herself drawn to an unlikely kindred »

- Michael Nordine

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